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'''Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan''' (30 October 17517 July 1816) was an Irish people|Irish satirist; a playwright and poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane|Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as ''The Rivals'', ''The School for Scandal'', ''The Duenna'' and ''A Trip to Scarborough''. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig (British political party)|Whig Member of parliament|MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom|British House of Commons for Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)|Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (UK Parliament constituency)|Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (UK Parliament constituency)|Ilchester (1807–1812). He is buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey Burials and Memorials|Westminster Abbey. His plays remain a central part of the canon, and are regularly performed worldwide.
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Term start1806
Term end1807
PrimeministerWilliam Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville|Lord Grenville
PredecessorGeorge Canning
SuccessorGeorge Rose (Treasurer of the Navy)|George Rose
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1751|10|30}}
Birth placeDublin, Ireland
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1816|7|7|1751|10|30}}
Death place14 Savile Row, London, England
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